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Alfred T. Agate

Alfred T. Agate
Alfred T. Agate
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/2 x 1 in. ( 76.8 x 64.8 x 2.5 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the Ossining Historical Society
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In this portrait, young Alfred T. Agate holds his sketchpad under his left arm in reference to his duties as the artist of Wilkes expedition, which he was about to set out on; the gold buttons on his dark blue coat bear the anchor insignia alluding to his forthcoming sea voyage.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group